Students in Pyramind's new facility.San Francisco, CA (August 31, 2007)--Pyramind: The Institute For Advanced Digital Audio Training has expanded to include a 3,600 sq. ft. building at 832 Folsom Street in San Francisco, close to its headquarters at 880 Folsom Street.
The new space will offer two new classrooms, including a large 20-student classroom with 21 workstations that will also be used for recording bands, guest lectures and public and sponsored events; a second HD Surround Mix classroom with space for 10 students will also be added. The HD Surround room will feature audio and video production capabilities. In addition, the new building holds a student lounge and admissions office.
Pyramind will hold a grand opening for the new building on Saturday, October 13 to include the launch of its subsidiary company Epiphyte Records and the CD/DVD release of Test Press SF. The free event is open to the public.
“The demand for more space for more students has allowed us to grow this year,” said Greg Gordon, director and president of Pyramind. “Our curriculum has proven successful in getting students jobs in the audio and video industry when they graduate. We've had a lot of new requests from students that we are now able to accommodate in the new building. And we now can also offer students a weekend class schedule, which is more cost effective and easier to schedule for many working musicians. The larger space allows us to host the Test Press public music events in house as well.”
The added space allows Pyramind's three production studios to host students for more hands-on time to work on their class projects and make their own music.
Pyramind has also announced a new weekend study program and certificate, the Music and Audio Production Weekend Certificate (MAP), which allows working students to attend Pyramind classes. The program is designed for the working student who cannot attend Pyramind's full-time weekday curriculums, and is divided into four blocks of two-month classes, with weekend classes scheduled to keep the workload light enough to balance with a day-job. Graduates of the MAP program leave Pyramind with three manufacturer certifications: Pro Tools 210m Operator Certification, Apple's Logic Pro 7 Level 1 and Apple's Logic Pro 7 Level 2.